No, it's not.
|Quoting LostSound (Reply 52):|
I hope they paint the window gaps like they have in all of their press images.
Yeah, they appear to have conceded it's necessary to make it aesthetically appealing. Pug ugly otherwise.
|Quoting LH600 (Reply 59):|
It will look a lot better with the the nose gear's forward-front doors closed while the undercarriage is extended.
I agree - the forward nose doors are so long that they extend up the nose itself. Is this a normal feature of in-production frames?
|Quoting DocLightning (Reply 61):|
Obviously, Airbus has little regard for the external aesthetic of their aircraft (I get the sense that they care even less about it than Boeing)
I think Boeing actually hired a design specialist with the 787 - while they snipped a lot of his ideas (I think he worked on the vertical stabiliser in particular), I think they did actually make an effort to stylise the 787 as much as possible.
And have you seen the pics of the JAL 787 at San Diego? Spectacular and really showed off how sleek it is.
|Quoting bjwonline (Reply 66):|
To me the cockpit windows look a bit creepy, kind of like a gas mask from WWII. I'm just not sure, the whole thing just looks a bit awkward, I wish I waited now to not see it until official roll-out...
Yeah that's an interesting comparison. I can see the resemblance.
Overall, it lacks the sleek look of the 787, which I think pulls it off despite the "stubby" boddy. So far, the 350 is shaping up to be the most generic twin widebody yet.